Drama as car wipes out fire hydrant booster outside Gold Coast unit complex

RESIDENTS got a shock last night when a sedan smashed into a fire hydrant outside their unit complex on the Gold Coast, sending a torrent of water gushing down their street.

The dramatic scenes unfolded on Park Avenue in Burleigh Heads around 9pm on Saturday.

The red sedan mounted a footpath before smashing into a fire hydrant booster box outside The Village Apartments.


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The sedan wiped out a fire hydrant booster box outside The Village Apartments in Burleigh Heads | Source: Google

The sedan wiped out a fire hydrant booster box outside The Village Apartments in Burleigh Heads | Source: Google

The impact was so great, the hydrant was ripped out of the ground, sending water gushing onto the road and down the sloping street.

The 22-year-old local man behind the wheel of the car walked away uninjured.

Thankfully, no bystanders were injured.